The beautiful picture depicted a corner in Penang Butterfly Farm, Teluk Bahang, Penang, Malaysia. It was taken during my little family trip in November 2012.
I chose this picture to be featured in the 7th week EF challenge because it was our first time visiting this 1st tropical world’s butterfly and insect sanctuary after almost a year living in Penang 😁
“The Penang Butterfly Farm is more than just a tourist attraction. It is set up as a ‘live museum’ to educate the public as well as a research centre to develop breeding methods.” penang-online.com
At first, I was not that impressed visiting this ‘live museum’. I was not very fond of (any kind of) flying animals especially when there’s a chance for them ‘landing’ on my head 😣😅
But then, I was amazed with how determined the provider manage this seemingly natural area by providing a kind of tour guide accompanying the visitors while explaining their visit to each of the life cycles of the butterfly, live in the farm. Starting from the eggs, caterpillar (larva), pupa, and finally the adult form, imago (butterfly).
I couldn’t agree more with the review from penang-online.com. It is not only a nice outdoor place for having fun, especially for children, but also a place where the visitors would earn more knowledge and experience a one-of-kind site visit, where research and development on butterflies breeding were done on the same site.
Besides butterflies, this place also has insects sanctuary and souvenir shops selling butterflies and insects related souvenirs. Almost 30 years of operation has made this place one of the most popular attractions in Penang.
Just make sure you’re not afraid of flying insects and their friends 😁 hehe..